Another team is planning to retire Shaq's jersey

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Shaquille O'Neil is a certified NBA legend, and already has one retired Lakers jersey to prove it.

The LA franchise retired his no. 34 jersey last year but now Shaq is about to be honored for his basketballing prowess during the very early stage of his career.

This Friday, it has been revealed, Shaq will see his Cole High School jersey retired in a special ceremony at the school in San Antonio which coincides with the 25th anniversary of Cole's 1989 state championship.

O'Neil was a giant physical presence in the NBA so we can't imagine what he was like back in high school, but he was clearly the go to man for the varsity team - helping them to a 68-1 record in his two years there between 1987-89.

Shaq, who celebrated his birthday today, was already 6' 11" during his senior year and averaged 32 points, 22 rebounds and eight blocks during the team's championship year.

As we know, he went on to play for LSU before being drafted first overall in 1992 and going on to win four NBA Championships - scoring over 28,000 points along the way.

It is expected that O'Neil will return to San Antonio to be present at the ceremony to see his no.33 jersey retired.


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